The best parts of growing older are experience, grace, laughter, wisdom and memories and growing older
itself because the alternative is death and I wouldn’t trade the
raggedy edges of my sometimes uncertain life for all the death I once
The play’s title, a distillation of its
evolution of emotion and circumstance, is a lyric from an obscure Rock
tune, and it’s an apt précis of the story’s arc. The script could easily
have descended into a soap opera-like drama or a silly comedy, but it
does not. Gionfriddo is a masterful writer of witty, provocative
dialogue, and her characters are painfully real.
We rummaged high and low to bring you all the information we could squeeze
onto six pages. Inside, you’ll find the results of our investigations.
Hopefully you’ll learn a thing or two, or at the very least come away
with a greater appreciation for the movie Airborne.
A pair of recent online attempts to
encapsulate Cincinnati went viral, at least locally, and the responses
to them inadvertently shined a light on a few overlooked traits of
Cincinnatians — thin skin and chips on shoulders. (As a native, I
wholeheartedly admit to also having these traits engraved into my DNA.)
And even in the vestiges of his boyhood
in his overtures toward independence, he does what all our children,
grandchildren, nieces and nephews among him do. He is looking for his family. Even when he is letting go, he is holding on.
The elevator wasn’t moving. I looked at the digital sign
in it. It kept flashing ‘7,’ then ‘G’ over and over again. I pressed ‘7’
again. Again, the elevator didn’t move. Stuck. I finally figured out I was stuck.
I’ve been living in downtown Covington, Ky., since the
middle of July 2011. Having lived in Cincinnati for most of my adult
life and with a lot of that time working and/or living downtown,
Covington has been an adjustment for me. In my view, Downtown Covington
isn’t anything like the city across the river.